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Kotz, Samuel

Works: 257 works in 1,489 publications in 5 languages and 25,357 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Biography  Reference works  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Publishing director, Other, tra
Classifications: QA273.6, 519.24
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Most widely held works by Samuel Kotz
Continuous univariate distributions by Norman Lloyd Johnson( Book )

117 editions published between 1970 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logistic distribution; Laplace distribution; Beta distribution; Uniform or rectangular distribution; F-distribution; t-Distribution; Noncentral X2 distribution; Quadratic forms in normal variables; Noncentral f distribution; Noncentral t distribution; Distributions of correlation coefficients
Discrete distributions by Norman Lloyd Johnson( Book )

113 editions published between 1969 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Systems of multivariate continuous distributions; Multinormal distributions; Bivariate and trivariate normal distributions; Multivariate t-distributions; Wishart distribution; Some other distributions associated with the multinormal distributions; Multivariate beta and gamma distributions; Multivariate extreme value and exponential distributions; Miscellaneous real multivariate distributions
Continuous multivariate distributions by Samuel Kotz( Book )

52 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a remarkably comprehensive, self-contained resource for this critical statistical area. It covers all significant advances that have occurred in the field over the past quarter century in the theory, methodology, inferential procedures, computational and simulational aspects, and applications of continuous multivariate distributions. In-depth coverage includes MV systems of distributions, MV normal, MV exponential, MV extreme value, MV beta, MV gamma, MV logistic, MV Liouville, and MV Pareto distributions, as well as MV natural exponential families, which have grown immensely since the 1970s. Each distribution is presented in its own chapter along with descriptions of real-world applications gleaned from the current literature on continuous multivariate distributions and their applications
Encyclopedia of statistical sciences( Book )

19 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Univariate discrete distributions by Norman Lloyd Johnson( Book )

31 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses the latest advances in discrete distributions theory including the development of new distributions, new families of distributions and a better understanding of their interrelationships. Greater emphasis on the increasing relevance of Bayesian inference to discrete distribution, especially with regard to the binomial and Poisson distributions, is covered. All chapters have been revised to make them user-friendly and more up-to-date. Extensive information on new mixtures, including generalized hypergeometric families, and the increased use of the computer have been added. The bibliography is updated and expanded along with relevant chapter and section numbers
Breakthroughs in statistics by Samuel Kotz( Book )

79 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a two volume collection of seminal papers in the statistical sciences written during the past 100 years. These papers have each had an outstanding influence on the development of statistical theory and practice over the last century. Each paper is preceded by an introduction written by an authority in the field providing background information and assessing its influence. Readers will enjoy a fresh outlook on now well-established features of statistical techniques and philosophy by becoming acquainted with the ways they have been developed. It is hoped that some readers will be stimulated to study some of the references provided in the Introductions (and also in the papers themselves) and so attain a deeper background knowledge of the basis of their work
Urn models and their application : an approach to modern discrete probability theory by Norman Lloyd Johnson( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in English and German and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educated guessing : how to cope in an uncertain world by Samuel Kotz( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discrete multivariate distributions by Norman L Johnson( Book )

17 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Concentrating primarily on areas of interest to theoretical as well as applied statisticians, the authors provide complete coverage of several important discrete multivariate distributions. these include multinomial, binomial, negative binomial, Poisson, power series, hypergeometric, Polya-Eggenberger, Ewens, order s, and some families of distributions." "Discrete Multivariate Distributions begins with a general overview of the multivariate method in which the authors lay the basic theoretical groundwork for the discussions that follow. For clarity and consistency, subsequent chapters follow a similar format, beginning with a concise historical account followed by a discussion of properties and characteristics. Coverage then advances to in-depth explorations of inferential issues and applications, liberally supplemented with helpful details and a collection of real-world applications obtained from the authors' extensive searches of current literature worldwide." "Discrete Multivariate Distributions is an essential working resource for researchers, professionals, practitioners, and graduate students in statistics, mathematics, computer science, engineering, medicine, and the biological sciences."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Leading personalities in statistical sciences : from the 17th century to the present by Norman L Johnson( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This handsomely illustrated volume will make enthralling reading for scientists, mathematicians, and science history buffs alike. Spanning nearly four centuries, it chronicles the lives and achievements of more than 110 of the most prominent names in theoretical and applied statistics and probability. From Bernoulli to Markov, Poisson to Wiener, you will find intimate profiles of women and men whose work led to significant advances in the areas of statistical inference and theory, probability theory, government and economic statistics, medical and agricultural statistics, and science and engineering. To help readers arrive at a fuller appreciation of the contributions these pioneers made, the authors vividly re-create the times in which they lived while exploring the major intellectual currents that shaped their thinking and propelled their discoveries."--Jacket
Game theory : lectures for economists and systems scientists by N. N Vorobʹev( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matrix games; Infinite antagonistic games; Noncooperative games; Cooperative games
Encyclopedia of statistical sciences( Book )

43 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keeping pace with the latest developments in all branches of statistical science. Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences is the number one source of information on statistical theory, methods, and applications for researchers and clinicians. This new volume is the last of three updates designed to bring the Encyclopedia in line with new and emerging topics and important advances in statistical science made over the past decade. Each self-contained entry is written by a leader in the field and easily understood by readers with a modest statistical background. In addition to the main selections, which feature fascinating discussions of developments in various branches of the statistical sciences, readers will find a series of shorter entries ranging in subject matter from the lives of pioneers in statistics to updates of earlier articles and reviews of statistical agencies and journals. Up-to-date bibliographies, thorough cross-referencing, and extensive indexing facilitate quick access to specific information and provide an indispensable platform for further study and research. A cumulative index and listing of all the entries in the 13 volumes of the Encyclopedia, together with the corresponding authors, are included. With the publication of this update installment, the Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences retains its position as the only cutting-edge reference of choice for those working in statistics, probability theory, biostatistics, quality control, and economics and in applications of statistical methods in sociology, engineering, computer and communication science, biomedicine, psychology, and many other areas
Characterizations of probability distributions : a unified approach with an emphasis on exponential and related models by János Galambos( Book )

23 editions published in 1978 in 3 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preliminaries and basic results; Characterizations based on truncated distributions; Characterizations by properties of order statistics; Characterization of the poisson process; Characterizations of multivariate exponential distributions
Extreme value distributions : theory and applications by Samuel Kotz( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive and down-to-earth survey of the theory and practice of extreme value distributions - one of the most prominent success stories of modern applied probability and statistics. Originated by E.J. Gumbel in the early 1940s as a tool for predicting floods, extreme value distributions evolved during the last 50 years of the 20th century into a coherent theory with applications in practically all fields of human endeavour where maximal or minimal values (the so-called extremes) are of relevance. The book should be useful both for a beginner with a limited probabilistic background and to an expert in the field
Correlation and dependence by Dominique Drouet Mari( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of dependence permeates the Earth and its inhabitants in a most profound manner. Examples of interdependent meteorological phenomena in nature and interdependence in the medical, social, and political aspects of our existence, not to mention the economic structures, are too numerous to be cited individually. Moreover, the dependence is obviously not deterministic but of a stochastic nature. However, it seems that none of the departments of statistics, engineering, economics and mathematics in the academic institutions throughout the world offer courses dealing with dependence conce
Statistical size distributions in economics and actuarial sciences by Christian Kleiber( Book )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christian Kleiber and Samuel Kotz survey, compliment, compare, and unify all of the disparate models of income distribution, highlighting at times a lack of coordination between them that can result in unnecessary duplication. Considering models from eight languages and all continents, the authors discuss the social and economic impolications of each as well as distributions of size of loss in actuarial applications." "Three appendices provide brief biographies of some of the leading players along with the basic properties of each of the distributions. Actuaries, economists, market researchers, social scientists, and physicists interested in econophysics will find Statistical Size Distributions in Economics and Actuarial Sciences to be a truly one-of-a-kind addition to the professional literature."--Jacket
Beyond beta : other continuous families of distributions with bounded support and applications by Samuel Kotz( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statistical distributions are fundamental to Statistical Science and are a prime indispensable tool for its applications. This monograph is the first to examine an important but somewhat neglected field univariate continuous distribution on a bounded domain, excluding the beta distribution. It provides an elementary but thorough discussion of ''novel'' contributions developed in recent years, such as the two-sided power, generalized trapezoidal and generalized Topp and Leone distributions, among others. It discusses a general framework for constructing two-sided distributions and some of its
The stress-strength model and its generalizations : theory and applications by Samuel Kotz( Book )

18 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This important book presents developments in a remarkable field of inquiry in statistical/probability theory - the stress-strength model. Many papers in the field include the enigmatic "words" P(X<Y) - or something similar - in the title. This reflects the long-established concept of ordering of distributions. The basic impetus for the study carried out by the authors of this book is the general concept of stress-strength as an interpretation of the P(X<Y) relationships, which leads to applications in reliability engineering, economics and modern medicine. The Stress-Strength Model and Its Generalizations collects and digests theoretical and practical results on the theory and applications of the stress-strength relationships in industrial and economic systems - results that have been scattered in the literature during the last 40-odd years - and augments and presents them for the first time in a unified manner suitable for practitioners as well as probabilists and theoretical and applied statisticians
Encyclopedia and handbook of process capability indices : a comprehensive exposition of quality control measures by W. L Pearn( Book )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This unique volume provides an up-to-date and detailed description of the various process capability indices widely (and sometimes misleadingly) used in the applications at production sites. The authors, who are internationally recognized experts in the area with numerous contributions to the field, provide a lucid exposition, which covers all the main aspects, developments and advances." "A proper balance between theoretical investigation and "rule-of-thumb" practical procedures in maintained in order to eliminate the tensions among various methodologies of assessing the capability of industrial processes."--Jacket
Arthur L Bowley : a pioneer in modern statistics and economics by Andrew I Dale( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The giants in this field around that time were largely concentrated in the British Isles and Scandinavian countries; among these contributors, Arthur Bowley was one of the most active in revolutionizing statistical methodology and its economic applications. However, Bowley has been vastly undervalued by subsequent commentators - while hundreds of articles and books have been written on Karl Pearson, those on Arthur Bowley amount to a dozen or less. This book seeks to remedy this and fill in an important omission in the monographical literature on the history of statistics. In particular, the recent resurgence of interest in poverty research has led to a renewed interest in Bowley's legacy
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Kotz, S.

Kotz, S. 1930-

Kotz, S. 1930-2010

Kotz, S. (Samuel)

Kotz, Samuel

Kotz, Samuel 1930-

Kotz, Samuel I.

Samuel Kotz American statistician

Samuel Kotz Amerikaans statisticus (1930-2010)

Samuel Kotz US-amerikanischer Statistiker

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Discrete distributionsContinuous multivariate distributionsEncyclopedia of statistical sciencesUnivariate discrete distributionsBreakthroughs in statisticsDiscrete multivariate distributionsLeading personalities in statistical sciences : from the 17th century to the presentGame theory : lectures for economists and systems scientists